Survey Finds Consumers' In-store Service Expectations Rising

The growing disconnect between increasing customer expectations and current service offerings presents an opportunity for retailers who can tailor in-store shopping and provide a "concierge" experience.

Reshoring Success Stories: What's Branding Got to Do with It?

2/3/2016 - Challenged by fast fashion, prompted by speed to market and buoyed by thoughts of small runs/low inventory levels, reshoring or the return of manufacturing for a company and its brands to its country of origin (COO) has sparked continuing interest in the best strategies for market entry and what it takes to succeed once you are there.

The Pathway to Customer Experience Nirvana

2/3/2016 - It's time for retailers and fashion brands to take a hard look at their systems and make some changes, first by harmonizing systems and empowering workers with accurate data and visibility into inventory to better engage customers.

Under Armour's Q4 Apparel Revenue Jumped 22 Percent

2/2/2016 - The retailer plans to continue innovating in apparel through the debut of two new HeatGear® cooling technologies, Microthread and CoolSwitch, while also launching a proprietary ColdGear® insulation technology called Reactor.

REI Plans Stores for NY, FL

2/2/2016 - Outdoor adventurers throughout Western New York State and Central Florida can visit new REI stores at CityGate in Rochester, N.Y., in the fall of 2016 and Winter Park Village in Winter Park, Fla., in the spring of 2017.

Lucky Brand Aims for Growth With NetSuite OneWorld

2/2/2016 - Lucky Brand uses NetSuite OneWorld to run its mission-critical business processes across its B2C and B2B wholesale operations for financial consolidation, inventory management, procure-to-pay, fixed assets, and multi-currency and multi-tax compliance management.

NRF Top 20 Takeaways

1/28/2016 - Get the scoop on the best insights and anecdotes from Retail's Big Show.


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